IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Daily Routines

Here are the Speaking Part 1 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

START STRONG
Be ready for the first couple of questions with at least three clear, natural, and correct responses.

Make it obvious that you are familiar with the format of the IELTS Speaking Interview and you have practiced for it; even if you are high level in English.

Show fluency for the examiner early on. This means give complete answers with details without going off-topic. *This is not a simple, casual chit-chat, so quick short answers will not do well for the overall result.

Make sure to give SMOOTH examples with your answers. This means just state the example directly. DO NOT say, “for example” or “for instance” as examiners may interrupt you in fear that you are about to go into a long rant and go off-topic.

Ranting will lower your mark, so PLEASE don’t just keep talking until the examiner stops you.

Using examples from pop-culture like Friends, McDonald's, or PubG and Facebook can really help your score because it makes your communication more comprehensible due to sympathy.

Band 7 to Band 9 means a Good to Expert user of English. At this level, a person cannot only express their thoughts clearly but also control the emphasis and details of their communication.

The emphasis and details of communication are controlled mostly by grammar and lexical resources. An example is the use of correlative conjunctions, not only/but also, either/or, neither/nor, whether/or, both/and

Examiner Questions:

PART 1

What is your full name?

My given name is Timothy and my family name is Andrews, please call me Tim for short.

May I see your identification?

Yes, certainly, here is my passport that I used to register for the exam, please have a look.

Do you work or study?

Well, I both work as a software developer at Astix multinational company, mostly working on educational programs, and I’ve been studying for this IELTS exam to continue my education at MIT in The States.

What is your hobby?

I not only collect comic books but also coins because I love the art and the stories that these items tell. In fact, I was overjoyed the other day when I won the bid on a Silver Surfer first issue.

Let’s talk about daily life (routines, responsibilities, errands, school, friends, family)

What do you usually do for fun?

When I want to kick back and enjoy life a bit, I like to watch a comedy series such as binge-watching Friends last weekend, I just couldn’t stop laughing at Ros’s melancholy attitude and bad luck.

Where do you like to go for food?

I either enjoy going to Spar which a quality grocery store near my home to buy products, or I’ll occasionally go out to a restaurant called Osteria Pizza when I’m feeling lazy and want to enjoy some delicious Italian. Just yesterday I took my family there for supper.

When do you go to sleep? (Why?)

I usually go to sleep quite late, around midnight because I have a lot of work to do and the best time for me is in the evening when there are fewer distractions. Last night I got to bed at around 12:30 am.

Who does you like spending time with? (Why?)

Have there been any big changes in your daily activities over the past year? (Why?)

If you could add one more activity to each day, what would it be?

Here are the Speaking Part 1 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

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